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I play a number of board and card games with varying degrees of skill, but using "algorithms" to avoid the most obvious mistakes. Depending on the game, if you can beat me, you are probably not a beginner, and perhaps a pretty good player.


Oct
27
accepted In bridge, how would you bid the “worst” 14 point hand?
Sep
20
accepted Can you raise a one bid with only two “filler” honors in a suit?
Aug
15
accepted In bridge, are the two “equal vulnerabilities” basically equal?
Aug
12
accepted Are there hands that should be opened at the one level in first or second seat, and with a “weak two” opposite a passing partner?
Aug
6
accepted Are there times NOT to bid 1NT with 15 high card points and a balanced hand?
Aug
2
accepted What is a proper bidding sequence after a “weak 2” bid?
Jul
28
accepted Should you overcall with a (slightly) weaker hand if it is more “disruptive?”
Jul
2
accepted How high do transfer bids (to 1NT) go?
Jun
3
accepted Has the value of a five-card suit in no trump contracts been demonstrated?
Apr
22
accepted What constitutes “wrongful” hesitation in bridge?
Mar
30
accepted In bridge, does it make sense to “shade” one's bidding standards with a part score?
Feb
8
accepted What are good reasons to lead dummy's first bid suit?
Feb
2
accepted Has anyone experienced “too many players” in a game of monopoly?
Jan
2
accepted Is “finesses wrong for declarer” a good reason to double a (bridge) contract?
Dec
27
accepted If the Axis capture a factory in Axis and Allies, would the game tilt in their favor?
Dec
23
accepted Is a bridge defense easier if the values are about equally distributed?
Dec
13
accepted In bridge, is there a way to determine when and where to “transfer control” to defeat a squeeze?
Dec
9
accepted In bridge, are there different implications of overcalling 1NT in different positions?
Dec
5
accepted In bridge, if a 1 NT bidder is doubled, is it right to “redouble for rescue?”
Nov
22
accepted What are the random/luck factors in Puerto Rico?